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Pana Lake

Shelby County - Illinois
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Pana Lake is located east of the City of Pana in Christian and Shelby Counties.
The City of Pana (217-562-3626) collects a boating access fee. All tournaments must be scheduled through ifishillinios.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pana Lake , IL

How big is Pana Lake ?
Pana Lake is approximately 205 sq acres (0.8 sq km) in size.

How deep is Pana Lake ?
Pana Lake is approximately 36 feet (11.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 14 feet (4.3 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Pana Lake ?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Muskie in Pana Lake .

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie.

What are the closest cities to Pana Lake ?
Nearby cities and towns include Pana, IL, Tower Hill, IL and Oconee, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Pana Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Pana Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Pana Lake ?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the fishing outlook for Pana Lake ?
What does the future look like for Pana Lake ? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Pana Lake .

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History & Status of the Fishery
The fish population of Pana Lake is intensively surveyed every two years, primarily by electrofishing. The fish are measured, weighed, and scales collected for aging before releasing the fish alive. Channel catfish and muskellunge (muskie) are stocked annually through the IDNR hatcheries.

Yellow bass, longear sunfish, green sunfish, warmouth, and yellow bullheads are present, but are seldom harvested by anglers due to the small size attained by most of these species. Gizzard shad and golden shiners are the primary forage for gamefish.

Controling Authority
City of Pana
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Mike Mounce

What is the average air temp for Pana Lake ?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Pana Lake ? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 76°F (24°C) to a low around 55°F (13°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Pana Lake ?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Pana Lake .

For more Illinois State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Pana Lake ...
Lake Taylorville 15.0 mi 1,286
Ramsey Lake 15.4 mi 54 22 ft
Lake Shelbyville 19.7 mi 11,100 65 ft
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